[OT] RE: a question about the economics of peering

Rafi Sadowsky rafi-nanog at meron.openu.ac.il
Sun Dec 2 07:32:05 UTC 2001

On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Hitesh Patel wrote:

> There is also an important reason to be connected at several exchange
> points: reliability. If you just have one transit provider, you're more
> vulnerable than with one transit provider plus a variety of peerings, which
> will still carry at least part of the traffic if the main provider fails.

 Under some definitions a transit free [IN]SP is Tier-1 - so you can
tell your customers you have a Tier one as your fall-back - right ?  ( ;-)


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